Legendary Weed Strains You Can Grow at Home

If you’re looking to grow one of the most legendary marijuana strains around, then look no further than this article. We’ve listed five of the most legendary strains of Cannabis that you can buy in our online store.

Legendary Weed Strains You Can Grow at Home

When growing marijuana at home, there are a lot of strains to choose from. You could choose a popular strain such as Blue Dream or opt for legendary strains like Purple Haze, but if you’re looking to grow one of the most legendary marijuana strains around, then look no further than this article. We’ve listed five of the most legendary strains of Cannabis that you can buy in our online store.

What makes a strain legendary?

A marijuana strain is considered legendary not just because it is memorable but also because it can stay relevant against competition from other well-known and prominent Cannabis strains. And there are a lot of factors that go into what can make a marijuana strain stick around and become legendary.

The most important factors that can make or break the chances of a marijuana strain becoming legendary are its buds’ effects, flavors, and smell. However, although these elements weigh heavily on a Cannabis strain’s stardom, so does the preference of the marijuana community. This is why many growers and breeders tend to pick and produce strains that they know the community around them will love.

And on the note of breeding, many strains reach legendary status when they produce successful, and often, more popular, offspring. A great example of this is Chemdawg, the parent strain for many popular strains we have today, such as OG KushChem’s Sister, and Sour Diesel.

The opposite also applies. If a strain has not been crossed with any other type of Cannabis plant, or if it wasn’t a product of hybridization, it can become legendary. Pure strains, or landrace strains, as they’re more commonly called are popular because they’re rare and difficult to find. So, growing one in your own home is a huge flex.

Growing landraces is also a sign that you’re an experienced hand since landrace strains are often difficult to grow. Sativa landraces are known for taking their sweet time in flowering and developing any weight to their buds.  And indica landraces are notorious for not resisting mold, as it wasn’t much of a concern in the Hindu Kush mountains.

Lastly, legendary weed strains are the way they are because they have an interesting history behind them. This could be because these legendary weed strains were pure or made by crossing popular strains together. Continue reading to discover which five legendary weed strains you should grow.

What’s the rarest strain?

There are many lists out there that will tell you what kind of marijuana strain is the rarest and hardest to find, and a lot of them agree that NYC DieselAmnesia Haze, and Hindu Kush are rare. These strains are all available for purchase in ILGM’s online store.

OG strains are an anomaly that has been well-loved for generations. The secret is in the parent strains’ OG Kush, which has high potency and amazing flavor. It also helps that it’s recognized as a classic strain, which by extension gives its offspring an edge in the competition. OG Kush has produced Tahoe OG, Bubba Kush, Fire OG, Girl Scout Cookies, Skywalker OG, and others. You can find OG Kush, Fire OG, and Skywalker OG seeds in our OG mix.

OG Kush

One of the most legendary indica strains, OG Kush, is prized because of its effects. When toked (or taken as edibles), you’ll initially be hit by its potent sedative effect that leaves you experiencing deep relaxation.  You’ll then notice how euphoric feelings are being drawn out from you as the nearly sedating body high dilutes into a head buzz that leaves you joyful.

OG Kush feminized seeds

OG Kush produces a mood-elevating, heavy euphoria making it great for people looking to wash away stress. Its blend of 75% indica and 25% sativa brings a balance between physical and mental experience.

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The potency and blend of this marijuana strain are why it gained legendary status. With a THC level of 19%, it’s able to deliver a strong hit that will leave anyone knocked onto their couch. Best part? It won’t leave you glued to it but say goodbye to insomnia and chronic pain as well as any work you’re going to put off once you toke OG Kush’s rich buds.

Growing OG Kush, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover these marijuana plants only grow between 3 to 5ft. Its relatively small size is one of the reasons why this weed strain is one of the best for growing outdoors and indoors. To top it off, it has a considerable yield of 16 to 17 ounces per 3x3ft.

OG Kush cultivar profile

Plant type 75% indica 25% sativa
THC Up to 19%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Moderate
Climate Indoors | Mediterranean | Continental | Steppe
Plant size Compact
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields 16 to 17 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Earthy | Herbal | Lemon | Pine | Sour | Spicy
Effects Euphoric | Happy | Hungry | Relaxed | Uplifted
Terpenes Humulene | D-Limonene | Caryophyllene | Beta-Pinene | Myrcene

White Widow

When talking about a popular strain that never seems to fade away, White Widow comes to mind. It is an indica-dominant strain created in the 1990s. Green House Seeds produced it by crossing a Brazilian sativa landrace and a South Indian indica. The resulting hybrid strain gained immediate fame in Dutch Coffeeshops, eventually becoming one of the legendary weed strains of the country.

White Widow feminized seeds

You looking for a relaxing smoke to unlock your conversational and creative side? You are going to love our White Widow seeds!

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In addition to having a great history and a landrace parent, White Widow gained its legendary status due to its effects. Like the social environment of the Dutch coffee shops where it gained its popularity, this legendary strain will make you feel more sociable. It also helps promote creativity with a gentle head buzz.

White Widow Cannabis seeds are known for how difficult they are to grow because of their susceptibility to bud rot and other fungal marijuana diseases. However, now that White Widow has autoflowering seeds, it’s become one of the easiest autoflowering strains to grow since it now has resistance against both mold and colder temperatures.

White Widow cultivar profile

Plant type 60% indica 40% sativa
THC Up to 19%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Temperate | Mediterranean | Steppe
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields 18 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Earthy | Herbal | Pungent | Spicy | Sweet | Woody
Effects Creative | Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted
Awards Cannabis Cup Winner 1995
Terpenes Caryophyllene | Beta-Pinene | Carene | Myrcene | D-Limonene

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a legendary strain created by Soma Seeds, the same Amsterdam-based seed bank that developed another popular Diesel strain, NYC Diesel. It’s no surprise that many believe they are related in some way. However, the two strains aren’t related –  outside of being developed in the same seed bank and having ‘diesel’ in their name. NYC Diesel is a hybrid of Mexican and Afghani landraces, while Sour Diesel was made by crossing Chemdawg and Super Skunk.

Sour Diesel feminized seeds

Are you looking for an energetic, fun, and psychedelic high? Then you are going to love Sour Diesel seeds! Known around the world as 'Sour D' there's no mistaking its fuel-forward scent.

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This is why Sour Diesel is legendary: it carries the same potency as its parent strains while blending both parents’ effects and flavor profiles. Its mood-boosting and energizing head buzz pairs well with the hint of lemon citrus that you get from toking its buds. 

The strong taste and pungent smell of diesel and other earthy elements are the highlights of this strain. The smell and taste will stick to you, just like the effects. You’ll feel a steady and continuous buzz lasting for at least 5 hours. The best part is that it eases you afterward into feeling mildly relaxed rather than some sativa and sativa-dominant strains that end in a crash.

The coming down of Sour D is the only thing that’s easy about this strain. Growing it is not a picnic, but its difficulty increases its legendary status since only experienced growers would attempt to grow this legendary strain at home.

Sour Diesel cultivar profile

Plant type 40% indica 60% sativa
THC Up to 20% THC
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Hard
Climate Indoors | Continental | Steppe | Mediterranean
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 to 10 weeks
Yields 16 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Diesel | Earthy | Herbal | Lemon | Pungent | Sour
Effects Energetic | Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted
Terpenes Caryophyllene | D-Limonene | Beta-Pinene | Myrcene | Alpha-Pinene

Maui Wowie

Just like there are legendary indica strains, there are also legendary sativas. And by far, one of the most legendary sativa strains is Maui Wowie. This sativa dominant strain has quite the story – and it’s perfect for sharing while smoking its buds with your friends. Its origins are a complete mystery. We know it is a cross of a Hawaiian Cannabis strain and something else. We think it was discovered on the island of Maui by Hawaiians in 1970 when they noticed the telltale smell of weed in the air. They followed it, which led them to a group of hippies smoking it.

Maui Wowie feminized seeds

Maui Wowie seeds come straight from the Hawaiian Islands and is widely used as a stress reliever that sends its users' minds to the imaginary beaches of its native land.

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When toking Maui Wowie, you’ll experience a head buzz that puts you in a good mood and provides a boost of energy. It may also leave you feeling happy and carefree. This strain has effects that fit the tropical vibe that the strain is grown, including a noticeable pineapple flavor.

When it comes to growing Maui Wowie at home, you’ll find that not only is it easy to grow because of its strong genetics, but it’s also one of the few Cannabis strains that’s fast-flowering.

Maui Wowie cultivar profile

Plant type 20% indica 80% sativa
THC Up to 20%
CBD Insignificant amount
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Temperate
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 to 10 weeks
Yields 14 to 17 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Pineapple
Effects Energetic
Terpenes Myrcene | D-Limonene | Caryophyllene | Beta-Pinene | Valencene

Jack Herer

Jack Herer is the last of the legendary strains on this list, and probably one of the most legendary marijuana strains around.  This sativa dominant strain was named after the Emperor of Hemp himself to honor the man who passionately advocated decriminalizing and legalizing weed. His presence became renowned worldwide after he sang praises about the virtues of hemp. Although the legend himself has passed away at the age of 70, he’s still fondly remembered by this strain named after him.

Jack Herer

Jack Herer is one of the most popular strains worldwide. It was first bred for marijuana patients due to genetics that delivered happy and soothing feelings combined with potent properties for therapeutic use.

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Jack Herer produces a strong body buzz paired with an instant head high. It’ll leave you feeling uplifted and happy while also providing a sedating effect that will lull you into a deep feeling of relaxation. It’s also famous for lighting up your creative side by giving you a burst of inspiration and energy.

When it comes to potency, Jack Herer has one of the highest THC content out there (20%), but despite that, this strain does not overpower you with its slew of effects.

You also won’t have difficulty growing this legendary strain at home. Not only is it mold-resistant, but it’s also another fast-flowering Cannabis strain. The best part is that it has a large yield of 16 to 18 ounces per 3x3ft, which is why it’s known as the “grower’s dream.”

Jack Herer cultivar profile

Plant type 40% indica 60% sativa
THC Up to 20%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Mediterranean | Mold Resistant
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 weeks
Yields 16 to 18 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Earthy | Fruity | Lemon | Pepper | Pine | Spicy | Woody
Effects Creative | Energetic | Euphoric | Happy | Uplifted
Terpenes Caryophyllene | Terpinolene | Myrcene | Ocimene | Carene


When growing marijuana at home for personal use or growing it as part of a small business, there are only good things to be had if you grow legendary strains. You can grow these legendary marijuana strains and other strains such as Durban Poison and Northern Lights by buying the Cannabis seeds in ILGM’s online store.